Stand out graduate 05/11/2015

Improving employability: Corecom reaches out to students

Specialists at Leeds-based IT recruitment company, Corecom Consulting, are providing students at Leeds Beckett University with Guest Lectures on how to develop a successful IT Portfolio for employers in a bid to raise the employment prospects of IT graduates. They will also be running seminars in a bid to teach future applicants techniques in creating an effective CV and application form completion. The final session will be based around LinkedIn, and how to differentiate your profile. Since LinkedIn is becoming a prominent application screening device for employers, it is important to make yours stand out.

The session times and locations are as follows:

‘Creating an IT Portfolio’

Monday 16 November 2015

10:00 – 11:00am

Headingley Campus, Fairfax Building, Room 205

A workshop covering hints and tips of how to create a successful and attractive IT portfolio.

‘CV Writing and Job Application Forms’

Monday 16 November 2015

1:30 – 2:30pm

City Campus, Rose Bowl, Room 513

A workshop providing hints and tips of how to compile an effective CV and application form completion techniques.

‘How to Create a Successful LinkedIn Profile’

Monday 16 November 2015

3:00 – 4:00pm

City Campus, Rose Bowl, Room 310

A workshop covering techniques on how to create a LinkedIn profile that makes you stand out from the crowd.

Corecom will be providing real-life online portfolio examples which will provoke engaging discussions during the session around what worked and what could be improved.  Interview and application tips will be shared and advice provided to students regarding how to use LinkedIn for portfolio and self-promotion.

Speaking about previous seminars that Corecom have ran, Thomas Chambers, Computing student at Leeds Beckett University said:

“The seminar demonstrated professional portfolios which was useful as it has given me ideas about something I haven’t really considered before.

“I am looking forward to building my portfolio, improving my LinkedIn account and adding to my network of contacts.”

Corecom Consulting is a rapidly expanding Leeds-based business specialising in IT recruitment.  The company is looking forward to continuing a very successful partnership with Leeds Beckett University and plans to host a networking event for graduates in the coming months.

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